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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:48 pm 
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I have a monitor that I can hook up to the Mini that I'm going to buy new, it has VGA and DVI inputs,
I'd like to use the DVI input on the monitor, so my confusion is what do I need to connect ?

Do use the HDMI to DVI dongle ?

Mini Display port ( which the mini doesn't seem to have ) to DVI ?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:42 pm 
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2 (Thunderbolt 2), 1 HDMI
Details: *One HDMI and two Thunderbolt 2 ports. It supports "up to two displays" at 2560x1600, both at millions of colors, via the two Thunderbolt 2 ports. It supports Thunderbolt digital video output and native Mini DisplayPort output as well as DVI, VGA, and Dual-link DVI using Mini DisplayPort to DVI, Mini DisplayPort to VGA, and Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapters. It also supports 1080p at up to 60 Hz via the HDMI port. DVI output additionally is supported using an HDMI to DVI adapter.


So an Mini DisplayPort to DVI is what you wan;t, though MDP to VGA in my e experience gives more resolution choices.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:07 pm 
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Ah-ha, so the Thunderbolt ports can do video as well, to quote Maxwell Smart - " I didn't know that "
And to somewhat quote Butterfly McQueen - I don't know nuthin about Thunderbolt connections...

Thanks BD


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:59 am 
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If the Mini is shipped with everything it shipped with, it should include an HDMI to DVI adapter, which will work. Displayport to DVI will work too but might cost a little more.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:39 pm 
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I would go the HDMI to DVI route. As long as you aren't running 4k, it'll work just fine. And it leaves your thunderbolt ports' bandwidth free for other devices like external drives.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:51 pm 
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Thanks for the good info, according to Apple all the Mac Mini ships with is a power cord.
I probably go with Squishy's observation about using the HDMI to DVI port.


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